ALSON (3) impressed winning by 3L the Listed Prix Matchem over 1400m on heavy going at this track. May play a part in the finish. IRSKA (5) acquitted herself favourably when 4L sixth in the G1 Prix De La Foret over 1400m at Longchamp. Finds an easier opportunity. JIN JIN (4) is unbeaten in five attempts including the Listed 1800m Baden-Baden Cup. Could show up well down in trip. CELESTIN (2) might also be considered following an impressive 4L Prix Du Ranelagh victory over 1600m at this venue.
LIL SILVER FOX only just failed to last home over 7f here latest and could open his account now cutting back in distance. Weaving You Behind wasn't disgraced when behind the selection that day and isn't out of this, but Cryptosonde rates the bigger threat following three second-placed efforts.
#10 Galaxy Emperor has taken to acclimatise to Hong Kong but across his short 12-start career, he has displayed enough ability to suggest a win is close. He's drawn to get the right run for Joao Moreira who should slot him in somewhere close to the speed from gate two. #2 For Fun's Sake has been poor across his career but did, show significant improvement last time out when finishing second. He can finish off strongly and he should relish the added furlong on offer here. #13 Moneymore is consistent in this grade and gets his chance once again. #13 Bravery And Power mixes his form but is one who could jump out of the ground at any time.
Tricky opener. CASTLE CORNER, PURPLE PANTHER and SUPREME ELEVATION have good form, but the last mentioned could battle from a wide draw. Many are looking to attract money. COURTROOM MAGIC did well on debut but is coupled with newcomer NARTJIE. EURO CENT finished on top of them on debut but ran a flat 2nd run - he is coupled with first-timer NAMIB DESERT. Watch the betting.